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Ethelbert meaning and name origin

Ethelbert \e-thelbe-rt, eth(el)-bert\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Ethelbert is "noble, bright". The original form Aethelbert or Aethelbeorht, formed from aethel meaning "noble" and berht meaning "bright, famous", and thus the Old English equivalent of Albert. The name of three Anglo-Saxon kings, two of whom became saints: Saint Ethelbert of Kent whom Saint Augustine converted to Christianity, and Saint Ethelbert of the East Angles to whom Hereford Cathedral is dedicated.

Ethelbert has 2 variant forms: Bert and Bertie.

For more information, see also the related name Elbert.

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Popularity of Ethelbert

Ethelbert is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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